PUTTING THE SPOTLIGHT ON THOUGHTFUL GIFTS–VINTAGE GRAPHIC SMALL FORMAT GEMS!

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The term, “small-format,” tends, it seems, to be a non-starter in the graphic art field, where large-scale poster designs are the beginning and end of the experience. Today (and in several other blogs to come) we’ll try to make the case that a goldmine is there for the taking. 

   Starting small (size-wise) is not only a great introduction to building a quality collection, but also develops one’s curiosity to learn more about the design, the artist, the historical context, etc. Many buyers can and do find very thoughtful gifts to honor a special occasion for themself or a loved one…and most are priced between $25-$250 (Average $100).

With those who can’t see anything small except their phone and those who need to impress others, it remains an uphill climb. But here we go, for the sake of nano surprises!

Streamline to the max, in our first offering! But also the dispensation of colors, tones and composition. Understatement being a way of life!

 

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Sweet sorrow! Sweet graphic touch!

 

 

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Black apparel. sunny times!

 

 

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Wonderfully French!

 

 

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Wonderfully American!

 

 

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A very fine vintage design by an expert of atmosphere, Norman Wilkinson. A travel booklet with 19 illustrations;12 full page color. Fantastic!!

 

 

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“Pin-up” expert, Rolf Armstrong, was far more than that, as this vintage litho can attest!

 

 

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This is but one of a vast portfolio of Paris underworld vignettes. Its anticipating the later American noir productions is but one of its virtues. Elegant and with a sense of embarking on a world not yet seriously engaged by the powers-that-be!

 

 

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Art Nouveau in its mastery of composition and color!

 

 

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Sort of like texting.

 

 

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Exquisite, and still valid in its generous sensibility.

 

 

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Pre-dating the era of golf carts and stuffy regulations.

Any queries welcomed. Please email   vintageclark@gmail.com   for price list.

 

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